Learn all about the history of the Jewish community in Amsterdam and the city's wartime history with a walk through the old Jewish Quarter. The Jewish Quarter is an old neighborhood in Amsterdam where a large Jewish community lived from the 16th century until the persecution of the Jews in World War II. At the end of the 16th century, Jews moved from Portugal to Amsterdam. The Portuguese-Israelite Synagogue recalls this history, the structure dates from the 18th century. The history of the Jewish community in Amsterdam is followed from the beginning based on the sights. There are many memorials to the events of the Second World War and the persecution of the Jews. Visits to the Jewish Museum, the Holocaust Museum, and the Resistance Museum can further enrich the route.